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  • Salman Rushdie publishing new book six months after stabbing attack

    02/06/2023 10:53:22 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/2/23 | Elad Benari
    Nearly six months after he was stabbed during a lecture in New York, author Salman Rushdie will be publishing a new book, “Victory City”, on Tuesday, Reuters reports. Rushdie, 75, was blinded in his right eye and his left hand was badly injured by the stabbing. After the attack, Rushdie was treated at a Pennsylvania hospital, where he was briefly put on a ventilator, his agent said last October. Rushdie's upcoming 15th novel will be published by Penguin Random House and takes the form of a translation of a mythical epic originally written in Sanskrit about the Vijayanagara Empire that...
  • Report: Salman Rushdie lives, but loses use of eye and hand

    10/24/2022 9:13:26 AM PDT · by Conservat1 · 10 replies
    AP, via ktul.com ^ | Oct 23, 2022
    Salman Rushdie’s agent says the author has lost sight in one eye and the use of a hand as he recovers from an attack from a man who rushed the stage at an August literary event in western New York, according to a published report. Literary agent Andrew Wylie told the Spanish language newspaper El Pais in an article published Saturday that Rushdie suffered three serious wounds to his neck and 15 more wounds to his chest and torso in the attack that took away sight in an eye and left a hand incapacitated. Rushdie, 75, spent years in hiding...
  • President Trump is Our ‘Canary in the Coal Mine’

    08/15/2022 4:18:07 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 15 Aug, 2022 | John F. Di Leo
    In the coal mine, the loss of the canary was a warning, a beacon to everyone else around. It warned them of the danger that could quickly defeat them as well if they didn't act with urgency. Since November 2020, has the Republican Party acted with urgency? Over a century ago, scientist John Scott Haldane, recognizing the danger of carbon monoxide in coal mines, introduced the use of pet canaries as an early warning system for miners. The concept caught on quickly, and for three quarters of a century, coal miners would come to trust their pet "canary in the...
  • Salman Rushdie Is the Canary in a Free Speech Coal Mine

    09/03/2022 2:30:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | Mike Cosper
    But the liberty at stake is moral and spiritual, not just intellectual.In the days since a brutal attack on Salman Rushdie, the world has seen an outpouring of solidarity. The phrase “We are all Salman Rushdie” appeared on Twitter profiles and in countless articles, acknowledging that threats to one person’s freedom of expression are a threat to all. In the New Yorker, Adam Gopnik anticipated efforts “to somehow equalize or level the acts of Rushdie and his tormentors and would-be executioners.” That approach is despicable, he wrote, “because the right to be insulting about other people’s religions…is a fundamental right,...
  • Oberlin College’s 'Professor of Peace' endorsed fatwa to murder Salman Rushdie

    08/27/2022 10:14:48 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 3 replies
    MSN ^ | 8/13/22 | Benjamin Weinthal
    An Islamic studies academic dubbed the "Professor of Peace" at Oberlin College in Ohio endorsed the campaign to assassinate U.S. and British writer Salman Rushdie because the famous novelist depicted the Muslim prophet Muhammad irreverently. A 24-year-old man named Hadi Matar allegedly stabbed Rushdie on Friday in the neck and liver during the author’s speech in Chautauqua, New York. Rushdie is on a ventilator and cannot talk. According to law enforcement officials, Matar’s social media footprint showed that he was a fan of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a U.S.-designated foreign terrorist organization. Matar was also sympathetic to radical Shia...
  • Lebanon: An economic crisis and the aftermath of the Beirut port explosion

    08/22/2022 10:05:46 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 4, 2022 | DW Documentary
    Lebanon is now going through the worst economic crisis in its history. 80 per cent of the population lives below the poverty line. In one year, food prices have jumped 500 per cent due to galloping inflation.Lebanon was long regarded as the Switzerland of the Middle East. But those days are gone. A series of crises have plunged the nation into the abyss. And its people are suffering.For Riad, who runs a grocery store in the suburbs of Beirut, business has become hellish. Every morning, calculator in hand, he changes the labels of his products according to the day’s exchange...
  • Hezbollah affiliated academic "Khomeini's Fatwa Against Rushdie Prevented Further Insult To Islam"

    08/18/2022 4:32:12 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 8 replies
    Memri ^ | Aug 15, 2022
    Hizbullah-Affiliated Lebanese Academic Dr. Sadek Al-Naboulsi: If Israel Does Not Meet Lebanese Demands In Maritime Border Negotiations, We Are Headed To War; Khomeini's Fatwa Against Rushdie Prevented Further Insult To Islam #9765 | 02:03 Source: Al-Jadeed TV (Lebanon) Hizbullah-Affiliated Lebanese academic Dr. Sadek Al-Naboulsi said in an August 15, 2022 show on Al-Jadeed TV (Lebanon) that there has been no real breakthrough in the maritime border negotiations between Israel and Lebanon. He said that a confrontation is on the horizon if there is no American or Israeli response to Lebanese demands, and he said that Israeli silence amounts to aggression...
  • Biden letting Iran’s president come to NYC despite Pompeo assassination plot

    08/17/2022 4:47:56 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 12 replies
    American Military News ^ | 8/16/22 | Ryan Morgan
    President Joe Biden hasn’t blocked Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi from entering the U.S. to speak at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meeting in New York City next month. Raisi will attend even after an Iranian military officer was charged this month with trying to assassinate former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. For weeks, Senate Republicans have been calling for President Joe Biden to block Raisi, who the U.S. sanctioned in 2019 for his role in executing children in 2018 and 2019. Earlier this month, The Department of Justice charged an Iranian military officer with trying to hire people...
  • Salman Rushdie Stabbing Suspect [Hadi Matar] 'Had Contact With Iran's Revolutionary Guard'

    08/16/2022 2:56:51 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 32 replies
    Vice ^ | Aug 14, 2022 | Mitchell Prothero
    Intel officials told VICE World News Hadi Matar had been in contact with members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. .. The 24-year-old man accused of stabbing author Salman Rushdie had been in direct contact with members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on social media, European and Middle Eastern intelligence officials told VICE World News. Hadi Matar has been charged with attempted murder after Rushdie, 75, was repeatedly stabbed on stage ahead of a speaking event in Chautauqua, New York, on Friday. On Sunday, Rushdie’s son Zafar Rushdie said his father was in a critical condition and had sustained “life-changing” injuries...
  • Inside Hadi Matar’s Last Days Before the Stabbing Attack on Salman Rushdie

    08/15/2022 7:29:40 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 7 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | August 15, 2022 | Pilar Melendez
    ‘IT’S CHILLING’ Days before his alleged attack on the writer, Hadi Matar wrote a late-night email to his New Jersey gym. Three days before Hadi Matar allegedly rushed the stage at a literary event to brutally attack British-Indian author Salman Rushdie, the 24-year-old wrote a late-night email to his New Jersey gym to cancel his membership. “Hey this is Hadi,” Matar wrote in an Aug. 9 email to the State of Fitness Boxing Club at 1:31 a.m. “I was going tk [sic] ask if you guys can disable autopay for me right now. As I won’t be able to make...
  • News Summary Intelligence Report Monday 8/15/2022 Disputed Election Result In Kenya, Monkeypox Vax Shortage In UK, Attack On US Base In Syria, New Zealand Sends Contingent To Train Ukraine's Soldiers

    08/15/2022 7:31:38 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 8/16/2022 | Nextrush/Self
    Fines have been issued to New Zealand freedom activist Brian Tamaki and his wife Hannah over a July 23rd protest on a freeway in Auckland... The scene in Lutherstadt-Wittenberg, Germany this evening. The Monday walks for "peace", "freedom" and "self-determination" continuing in numerous German cities and towns... The Justice Department wants to keep documents related to the FBI raid on President Trump's home secret... "Wow! In the raid by the FBI of Mar-a-Lago, they stole my three Passports..." President Trump says the FBI stole passports belonging to him... With a majority of Kenya's electoral commmission dissenting (4 of 7 members)...
  • Blinken blasts ‘despicable’ Iran after Salman Rushdie attack

    08/15/2022 8:51:58 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    NYPost ^ | 08/15/2022 | Mark Moore
    ​Secretary of State Antony Blinken accused Iran of inciting the knife attack on “The Satanic Verses” author Salman Rushdie​, blasting the regime as “despicable” Sunday. Blinken lauded Rushdie, 75, as more than a “literary giant.”​​​ The author has “consistently stood up for the universal rights of freedom of expression, freedom of religion or belief, and freedom of the press​,” the secretary of state said in a statement released on Sunday.​ “While law enforcement officials continue to investigate the attack, I am reminded of the pernicious forces that seek to undermine these rights, including through hate speech and incitement to violence​,”...
  • Iran submits response to EU proposal on nuclear deal

    08/15/2022 2:24:42 PM PDT · by ToxicMasculinity · 16 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 8/16/22 | Elad Benari
    ..... The most recent round of talks concluded last week, as the parties closed a final text and key negotiators prepared to consult with their capitals. Those talks took place following a proposal submitted on July 26 by EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell. The US described the tabled draft as “the best and only basis on which to reach a deal.” On Friday, an Iranian official indicated that the Islamic Republic may accept the final compromise worked out in Vienna to save the 2015 nuclear agreement. "The European Union's proposals are acceptable provided that they provide assurances to Iran...
  • Iranian State Media After Rushdie Stabbing: ‘It Is Now The Turn Of Trump And Pompeo’

    08/15/2022 12:33:49 PM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 24 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 15 Aug 2022 | Hank Berrien
    In the wake of the stabbing of famed author Salman Rushdie, an Iran newspaper whose editor is chosen by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei published an editorial threatening to assassinate former President Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The despotic theocratic regime in Iran, the largest state sponsor of terrorism on the planet, had already praised Hadi Matar, who allegedly stabbed Rushdie, the author who had a death warrant issued against him by the Iranian regime decades ago. The editorial in the Kayhan newspaper stated, “ … it is now the turn of Trump and Pompeo...
  • Hear who Iran blames for Salman Rushdie's stabbing (Cynical guilty Islamic Republic)

    08/15/2022 7:03:08 AM PDT · by Conservat1 · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug 15, 2022
    Famed author Salman Rushdie is recovering at a hospital after being repeatedly stabbed on stage in an attack that left him with multiple severe injuries, his family said. Iran responded denying any link to the stabbing of and cast the blame on the author and his supporters for the attack that left him with life-changing injuries.
  • Iran state media hails Salman Rushdie's attacker as 'courageous and duty-conscious man' whose hands should be kissed for 'tearing the neck of the enemy of God with a knife'

    08/14/2022 6:46:11 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 14 2022 | JACK WRIGHT
    Iran's deranged state media has today gleefully celebrated the sickening attack on Salman Rushdie, hailing the British author's suspected knifeman and branding the novellist an 'apostate' and 'heretic' whose book The Satanic Verses 'blasphemed' the Prophet Muhammad. Rushdie, 75, was stabbed up to 15 times - including once in the neck - on stage in upstate New York - more than 30 years after the theocratic dictatorship in Tehran issued a fatwa calling for the murder of the writer and anyone involved with the publication of the 1988 novel. The edict forced Sir Salman to go into hiding for a...
  • Activists accused Iran of responsibility for Rushdie attack

    08/13/2022 9:32:09 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 5 replies
    AFP ^ | Aug 13, 2022
    While the fatwa issued by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini over Rushdie's novel "The Satanic Verses" has for some time not been part of daily discourse in Iran, the clerical leadership under his successor Ayatollah Ali Khamenei also did nothing to indicate it no longer stood and on occasions underlined the decree was still valid. The multiple stabbing of Rushdie at an event in New York comes at an intensely sensitive time for Iran, as it considers an offer by world powers to revive the 2015 deal on its nuclear programme which would ease sanctions that have battered the economy. During a...
  • More on Hadi Matar - no surprise after advocating for "Palestinian" inspired murder and Hezbollah jihadism

    08/13/2022 9:26:56 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 5 replies
    ACOM @ACOM_es: The same Hafi Mayar who has tried to assassinate Salman Rushdie, with a Twitter profile (posting) king the killing of Jews, with constant proclamation in favor of Hezbollah, and with his album-groupie of Iranian financiers of terrorism. You didn't see it coming ? What's up?Aug 13, 2022 ___Description of image: Hadi Matar retweeted an image of a big knife and the words: "The knife, Zion," from AliShoeib1970 on May 5, 2022. It was the day "Palestinian" terrorists with axes brutally attacked Haredim in Elad --who they know, mostly do not even serve in the army.
  • Critics call for Biden to 'immediately end' Iran nuclear talks following attempted murder of Salman Rushdie

    08/13/2022 5:59:34 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    Fox news ^ | 08/13/2022 | Andrew Mark Miller
    The attempted murder of author Salman Rushdie prompted social media users, including several members of Congress, to voice criticism of the Biden administration’s pursuit of a nuclear deal with Iran in light of the country’s past support of a fatwa against Rushdie’s life. "Iran has offered a bounty to anyone who assassinates Salman Rushdie," Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio tweeted on Friday. "Today he was stabbed in America. Why is Biden still negotiating a ‘deal' with these terrorists in Tehran?"
  • JK Rowling gets death threat from Iran-supporting Islamist extremist telling her 'you are next' after supporting stabbed author Salman Rushdie

    08/13/2022 7:22:42 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | August 13, 2022 | Jack Wright
    British author JK Rowling has received a death threat from an Iran-backing Islamist extremist who appears to have praised Salman Rushdie's suspected attacker, repeatedly expressed support for Tehran's theocratic dictator Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and branded Israel, Ukraine and India 'terrorist states'. The Harry Potter writer and free speech campaigner - who has been pilloried by trans activists for her beliefs on gender - had expressed her horror at the sickening attempt on Rushdie's life in upstate New York when she was issued the chilling threat on Twitter. Meer Asif Aziz, who describes himself on Twitter as a 'student, social activist,...